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Gimblett Gravels 2018: Assessing the vintage

The annual 12-wine selection from this special terroir in New Zealand's Hawke's Bay region gives a snapshot of the district in 2018, and charts the evolution of its Syrahs and Bordeaux blends.

While we might think of the Gimblett Gravels as a sub-region of New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay, it actually has no specific geographic indication or appellation status.

Gimblett Gravels is in fact a brand name. It was formed by winegrowers who own the 850 hectares of vines in this district, all planted on what is a very distinct terroir.

Scroll down for tasting notes and scores of the 12 wines from the 2018 Gimblett Gravels selection

See the tasting notes and scores for the 2018 Gimblett Gravels vintage selection:

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